I don’t use LOL at all. It’s actually kind of a pet peeve to me. “Are you really LOLing? Or are you just saying that because you laughed inside and thought LOL was Ok to use?” See – I’m not a big fan of the LOL. So when I actually use it – you knows it genuine.
I LOLed for this video. So hard. Fo realz.
The music is perfect for this.
Also fun little fact…The guy who made this helped GMUNK on the Tron: Legacy graphics.
[Jack Nicholson / Stanley Kubrick & Daughter on the set of The Shining]
It’s probably no secret – but I love getting a look at behind the scenes of movies. Being a movie buff and an aspiring filmmaker – I love to see the people behind the camera just as much as the people in front of it. I wore out the special features on the Lord Of The Rings extended discs, and watch every Making-Of featurette that I can. So maybe you can say that I’m obsessed ;).
I love these compiled images of “The Best Of” BTS’s pictures of older movies.
[James Dean / Natalie Wood / director Nicholas Ray on the set of Rebel Without A Cause]
[On the set of Metropolis]
Check out a bunch more BTS pictures after the continuation….
Ok ok…I’m sorry I’m posting about Tron again. It’s just that Disney hired amazing people to make their movie and help advertise it. You can’t go wrong with the creative force behind this movie. And there’s no way I’m not gonna share this.
So in an honor of this (maybe?) being our last post on the movie I give you a video from the graffiti champion Jim Vision with the photography help from Toby Summerskill.
What is it? It’s a 65 foot long painting – painted and shot in only 4 days.
The video is actually supposed to be in 3D…but this is the final 2D edit which was shot by two Canon 5D MK2′s.
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Probably like most of you…I loved TRON: Legacy. I was super excited for it to come out, almost “JJ-Abrams-has-a new-movie-out!!” excited. If you’ve been following this blog for a while…you’ll remember how many TRON posts we had before the movie came out. We were geeking out just a little bit on here, since me and Ricky used to play the computer game when we were younger and couldn’t get enough of it. Before we went to see the movie – we watched the very first Tron (I recommend it to those who haven’t) which was hard to get through in the beginning because of the old-school graphics, making it cheesy for now-a-day standards, but in the end it was a fun flick.
Just one out of several things that I loved in the new one was the graphics. I mean…well…the whole movie was one big computer graphic shot, but I’m talking about the little things that you don’t think are graphics, because you’re sucked into the movie being real. That’s what makes a big budget movie for me – the attention to detail that you (the viewer) may not even notice, but afterwards you’re like “Oh yea…that was a fictional movie. Totally forgot.” Love when films can pull it off right.
To pull off Tron right – director, Joe Kosinski, hired GMUNK, which is short for Bradley G Munkowitz, to complete a lot of the Tron Legacy graphics. “He spent the entirety of 2010 playing in the darkness at Digital Domain leading a black-ops team of GFX All-Stars to concept, design and execute over 12 minutes of holographic content for the feature film TRON Legacy.”
This post is going to be a long one with pictures…but I really could not share this…its too awesome. Also unfortunately I just got word that I can’t get access to the videos he has posted on his site…so if you want to see a little more behind the scenes – I added links to his page to view the videos.
-TRON OPENING TITLES-
“Architecture 101: Director Joseph Kosinski, with his Architecture degree from Columbia University, entrusted the GFX team ( and mostly Lewandowski ) to design all the graphic buildings from the ground up, having them reference the skyline of Vancouver but mostly innovating and designing from scratch… A terrifying proposition that miraculously came under very few revision cycles…”
I always wonder what programs motion-graphic superstars use to complete their project…and that’s why I love screen grabs like this. Oh, hello Cinema 4D.
Also to see more pictures of the work behind TRON – click MORE…
This is a pretty epic idea.
“End of Line is an original re-score of the movie Tron (1981), created by Ann Arbor native French / Disco House antihero Mogi Grumbles. End of Line is a 100% independent composition that lives wholly outside the original film score by Wendy Carlos and Annemarie Franklin.
The result of a live collaboration between Alex Taam and video editor Christian Silbereis, a re-cut of the film featuring the Mogi Grumbles re-score has been released as a companion piece for your viewing pleasure. End of Line is being released digitally as a name-your-price offering, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artist.”
It’s kind of cool to see this movie with new music. I mean…if you haven’t seen it yet…you need to. It’s super weird to watch at first (since we’re so used to modern special effects…but its worth seeing before TRON: LEGACY.
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Creating a good movie poster is an art form. Instilling a lasting image from a single one-sheet isn’t a task that’s easily accomplished…but then you have artists like Eric Tan, who make it look so easy and do such an outstanding job. Located above you see one of his more recent creations, 2 individual posters that make up two halves of the whole, and yet can stand apart just as easily. His other creations range from Pixar movies to the Indiana Jones trilogy.
Check them out after the jump.